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Did Bernal, Hayes (or anyone) related eschatology and historical ecology directly? If you have references, please email me.

The ancient Greece and Rome were organic progenies of the civilization centers round Asia Minor. They were the New Worlds across a sea or two, somewhat deviant in their intellectualism or organized militarism.

Apart from them, Europe was a backwater of the most active trade routes and cultural exchange up until the 16th century. With Portugal and Spain the most desperate back ends. But the military experiences in the Mediterranean provided Europe with a huge naval edge.

by das monde on Fri Sep 22nd, 2017 at 01:52:33 AM EST
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Yes.

Read Bernal's book, vol 1 - III, especially II-II, because those examine semitic languages' documentary and archeological artifacts relating Near East (a/k/a ocident, asia-minor/anatolia) and Egyptian "traditions" (myth cycles, cults, migration patterns) 3rd - 1st centuries BCE. Historical linguistic analysis gets quite technical with phonological and orthographic notations. For readers like me who are untutored in the "discipline" of translating dead languages, it's been a de-mystifying wonder puzzle. You simply have to acquire copies of the books. Totl bibliograhy ~ 600pp. I'm sorry.

I linked Hayes' intro to old testament youtube lectures (espec. 15-19, classic and literary prophets)here. You'll have to listen to them actually, hear the word and application of "eschatology" for yourself. Dale Martin's intro to NT, too.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Sep 22nd, 2017 at 03:15:56 PM EST
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Dale Martin's very first lecture offers his students a powerful "frame" for examining so-called sacred literature.

30 years ago I had was Bernal.

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I quite like the radically concise "syllabary" for reading classical T/Dao philosophy: yin, yang, not only because I've been cultivating my daughter's instruction in Mandarin for a decade.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Sep 22nd, 2017 at 04:48:40 PM EST
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Thank you! I started watching.

Taoism underscores the complementary harmony of yin and yang, while their particular duality is emphasized by Confusianism.

by das monde on Sat Sep 23rd, 2017 at 01:35:32 PM EST
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yes, and Lao Tzu et seq.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 23rd, 2017 at 07:31:29 PM EST
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